Books on Animal Husbandry


636. Books on animal husbandry

Further Reading:

Laura T. Coffey My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts, 2015.

Journalist Laura T. Coffey introduces you to photographer Lori Fusaro and her work with elderly shelter pets. They are the highest-risk population at shelters, but often are easier and more rewarding to adopt than younger animals.

Allan J. Hamilton Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses, 2011.

Neuroscientist and horse trainer Allan Hamilton helps you understand how horses respond to the energies, or chi, all around them. Armed with this information, you’ll be in a better position to work with your horse.

Ace Collins Best Hero: True Stories of American Dogs, 2016.

Ace Collins shares stories of canine heroism through dogs who have either sacrificed their lives to save others or devoted themselves to duty and service.

Kim Kavin Little Boy Blue: A Puppys Rescue from Death Row and His Owners Journey for Truth, 2010.

Little Boy Blue is a puppy that journalist Kim Kavin adopted. When it became apparent that Blue had suffered previous trauma, Kavin traced his history back to the shelter where he had been rescued after being slated for death in a gas chamber. She uncovers the national network of rescue efforts to save dogs from tax-supported animal shelters in the U.S.

Jane Killion When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs, 2007.

Jane Killion says some breeds, particularly hounds and terriers, are more challenging to train than others. She shows how to teach the strong-willed pet and work with their drives to turn them into a joy to have around.

Susan Orlean Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, 2011.

Acclaimed writer Susan Orlean traces the story of Rin Tin Tin, early Hollywood’s canine box-office star. While telling the tale, she reveals a lot about the changing status of dogs and Hollywood’s rising importance in American culture.

Elise Rousseau Horses of the World, 2017.

Elise Rousseau covers the 570 breeds of wild, domestic, and hybrid horses throughout the world today. Every breed has color illustrations with information on where they originated, where they live now, their characteristics, and equestrian practices.

T.R. Todd Pigs of Paradise: The Story of the World-Famous Swimming Pigs, 2018.

In the Bahamas, an island called Exuma is occupied solely by swimming pigs. T.R. Todd tells how the pigs came to be there and how they became famous. He then reveals what happened in 2017 to kill so many of them.

Bonnie Wilcox and Chris Waklowicz Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World, 1990.

This classic book on dogs covers pure-bred breeds up to the time of publication. The fifth edition,  published in 1995,  has color photos of each species with their histories and personality traits.

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